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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

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To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

One Incredible 24 hours...

Just when you think society has fallen completely apart, something amazing happens: people surprise you. Stephen and I had a few errands to run and some lose ends to tie. We drove over to the gym to cancel our membership. They do not offer child care, so we really have no choice but to end our relationship with the gym.
We walked in and were greeted by Oscar the gym manager. I told him we had to cancel and we are sorry to leave. He laughed and said he didn't blame us. He was surprised to see us in the gym so much and decided to WAIVE the entire fee for canceling. YES! $60 dollars saved because of generosity. How did he know we needed that money right now? If you ever have the chance to belong to a Snap Fitness, do it!
We then headed over to Water To Go to fill up our 4 water jugs. We usually make this trip every two weeks so have become friends with the people who work at the counter. The owner happened to be there and she was so happy we were having a baby, she gave us a water jug for FREE!!! I can not believe that during these hard times, two people were willing to give things away for free. I hope I can be that generous with my life.
I, later, had a doctors appointment. I head over for my 36 week check up and wait for the doctor in the room. She walks in... she says, "The perinatal doctor says you need to be induced at 36 weeks."
My jaw drops! I ask, "why?" She says "Because of your gall bladder problems." I begin to explain that I have not had any gall bladder problems, although, I have had three kidney stones. She looks at me, I look at her, she looks at the chart, she looks at me. She then says, "How far along are you?" I say, "Almost 36 weeks!!!!"
She ends the conversation with, "I will call Dr. Hurley and let you know if we need to induce." YIKES!! I am sure it was a mistake, but the paperwork she held in her hand had all of my information on it. My name, my birthday, my pregnancy! So, it made me a little worried. So far, no baby. But I did realize that day that this baby is coming and he is coming sooner than I think. I need to really prepare. I have 30 days to gather up "stuff" for a baby. Time to prepare!!

Now go out and spread cheer around!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy

"WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information — an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the past quarter-century.
Obama's move, the latest in an aggressive first week reversing contentious Bush policies, was warmly welcomed by liberal groups and denounced by abortion rights foes.
The ban has been a political football between Democratic and Republican administrations since GOP President Ronald Reagan first adopted it 1984. Democrat Bill Clinton ended the ban in 1993, but Republican George W. Bush re-instituted it in 2001 as one of his first acts in office..."
By MATTHEW LEE and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writers

Sorry to offend you...

IT IS NOT YOUR CHOICE! You made your choice when you decided to have sex. In that moment, you should have already made your decision to have a child or to not have a child. WHY should the government fund abortion in any way... don't we have enough money problems right now?

Enough said!

Feel free to argue with me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Stephen Dancing 1998

I am sure I have said this 1,000 times to all of my friends... "Time goes by". I can not believe it is 2009. Not too long ago I would wonder if I was ever going to find an eternal companion. Now, almost three years later, I am one month away from bringing a new life in to the world.

Where has the time gone? Last year, January 2008, I was sitting in my beautiful condo alone missing my husband. I really thought time had stopped. I was alone. I have literally blinked my eyes and it is one year later.

When I reflect on where I have been, it feels as though I have seen the world; yet, I feel like the life time I have lived has disappeared without real significance. 2009 means my ten year high school reunion is a few short months away. 2009 means I will become a mother. 2009 means Stephen will become a father. 2009 brings us new life, hope, and laughter. I found a few pictures from the passed and thought about how much has changed and what will change in the next 10 years.

Chelsea, Lacy, and Julie 2000

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's official.....

This baby will NOT go past his due date. Due to my factor 5 blood disorder, I will be induced no later than February 27th. So if you were planning to guess when this little guy will join the world... make an educated guess.

6 weeks and counting!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

6 Weeks left...

Until this little guy makes his first appearance to the world!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

To work, or not to work?

Well this could be a very real possibility for me after I have the baby. I could be offered a job with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in April. I am still very unsure about what I am going to do. On one hand, we could really use the extra cash and on the other, I would have to manipulate my schedule to accommodate a baby and Stephen.

The question: Is it worth it?

I have to make this decision soon, this baby is due in seven weeks!!